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Affiliate Consultant

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Bucks County Office 


Brooks’s academic and college advising is informed by his background as a classroom teacher in an elite private school, private academic advisor, and educational researcher. After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, he taught English academic writing and public speaking at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. After returning to the U.S., he earned a master's degree in history from Georgetown University before returning to the classroom as a teacher in an elite private high school.

After four years of classroom teaching, Brooks’s passion for teaching and learning led him to pursue a PhD in educational psychology. A talented and passionate educator, Brooks has found that college counseling gives him the chance to fully immerse himself in the kind of work that he truly loves: mentoring young people and helping them unlock their true potential. While Brooks actively follows the latest research developments in educational psychology, college counseling allows him to directly apply his knowledge of child development and learning science to help students reach their peak academic performance.


BA (Cum Laude), English, University of Pennsylvania
MA, History, Georgetown University
PhD, Educational Psychology, University of California, Riverside


  • Expertise in adolescent and young-adult learning and cognitive development

  • Special knowledge of, and interest in, advising students with learning disabilities in the college selection and admissions process

  • NCAA Division I recruit; enjoys working with athletes to help them with their communications and evaluation of college athletics programs.

  • Extensive experience helping students craft high-quality essays—both as a secondary school and college instructor and working one-on-one as a private tutor

  • Admissions Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania

  • Former Fellow, Klingenstein Institute, Columbia University Teachers College

  • Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, University of California, Riverside

  • Member of the American Educational Research Association

  • Member of the American Psychological Association

  • Member of Western Association for College Admission Counseling


All services are provided in accordance with the ethical standards and practices set by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

LINDSEY PERMAR                      Affiliate Consultant


After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, Lindsey was awarded a fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education to teach English in Madrid. She then took a position teaching academic English skills at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. After teaching English writing and speaking for two years abroad, Lindsey returned to the U.S. and earned a master’s degree from Brown University in English Education.  

Lindsey spent five years as an English teacher in elite American private schools. Lindsey is an expert educator with a very special talent for bringing out the best in students’ writing. Her passion for college counseling is also driven by her love for mentoring students who are willing to go outside of their comfort zones and approach challenges that will lead them to be their best selves—and cultivating meaningful experiences is half the battle to writing a compelling essay! 


BA, English, University of Pennsylvania
MAT-Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education, Brown University


  • Expertise in teaching and editing college essay writing

  • English Teaching Fellow, Vicente Aleixandre School, Madrid

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

  • Recruited NCAA Division 1 Pitcher for University of Pennsylvania

  • Lindsey has worked extensively as a writing teacher for students from China

  • Admissions Interviewer, University of Pennsylvania

  • Member of the National Tutoring Association

  • Member of the National Council of Teachers of English

  • Member of Western Association for College Admission Counseling